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Political parties wrap up year with a few surprises

3 day(s) ago

EFF defies expectations of a conference collapsing, bum-showing leadership battle at its National People’s Assembly, writer Natasha Marrian

STREET DOGS: Holiday thoughts

3 day(s) ago

Peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours … ials names, writes Michel Pireu

THE INSIDER: Hijack the bandwagon — if you don’t miss it

3 day(s) ago

No matter where you come from — even if it is Volksrust in Mpumalanga — you can become an achiever

Vacuous aid model blocks Africa’s development

3 day(s) ago

Despite rising strength of monitor bodies in Africa, there remains almost no emphasis on most promising aid of all — entrepreneurial aid, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

African Bank will need a plan B in 2015

Stuart Theobald promo
20 hour(s) ago

Over the course of the four-month rescue it has become evident that plan A, a reinvigorated, independent African Bank, is not going to work, writes Stuart Theobald

Lloyd led by example and was able to unite West Indies cricketers

4 day(s) ago

Most successful West Indian captain of all time and one of greatest from all nations Clive Lloyd was gentle giant, a quiet leader of men who did so by example, writes Neil Manthorp

Seasonal gifts for South Africa’s socialists

Leon Louw promo
5 day(s) ago

If they leave their Christmas stockings at the bottom of their beds this year, Santa will give socialists some real arguments, writes Leon Louw

Barriers need to be removed for small businesses

5 day(s) ago

It is less a case of weak demand for our exports and more a case of SA’s inability to supply them, writes Hilary Joffe

SAA just a microcosm of country under Zuma

3 day(s) ago

As we enjoy our break, we should think of good people of SA whom we let suffer alone, writes Songezo Zibi

WINE: White wine does not belong in a box

Michael Fridjhon promo
3 day(s) ago

There’s a broad flavour spectrum that allows white wines to complement any meal, writes Michael Fridjhon

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JAZZ: Kyle Shepherd dominates in 2014

Gwen Ansell promo
5 day(s) ago

Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz toured Japan and the US, released both a trio double album and a solo CD, and held down the keyboard in two of the year’s other most interesting ensembles, writes Gwen Ansell

THE INSIDER: CWU bemoans the javelin of outrageous fortune

Post Office  employees chanting freedom songs as they embarked on a  strike  outside the Roodepoort branch demanding better salaries. Picture: BAFANA MAHLANGU/SOWETAN
5 day(s) ago

Union officer bearer takes a potshot at Telkom’s 'capitalist brutal insensitive and merciless system'

STREET DOGS: Like farming

5 day(s) ago

From George Papadopoulos at the Wall Street Journal: What investing and farming have in common.

Economy healthy, inflation weak, Fed stymied

8 day(s) ago

It makes sense for Federal Reserve to keep playing for time, given how much uncertainty surrounds commodity markets, writes Gillian Tett

ON THE WATER: Big city plan needs a migration policy

David Makhura, the ANC’s secretary in Gauteng. Picture: SOWETAN
7 day(s) ago

David Makhura's three-cities announcement reveals Gauteng premier’s authoritarian heart and lines him up as the decision maker in chief for a spot of crony capitalism, writes Neels Blom

STREET DOGS: The Santa rally and January effect

4 day(s) ago

Only on one occasion has the JSE All share not moved higher in the last two weeks of the year and only on three occasions has it not moved higher between mid-December and end January, writes Michel Pireu

Room for lights in Christmas lite

Penny Haw promo
5 day(s) ago

Penny Haw is impressed by the ‘first ever wirelessly powered, smartphone-controllable Aura Christmas lights’, but will have to wait until next year

There are no excuses for old men’s bad choices

5 day(s) ago

Money and power do not make for enduring legacies; ‘planting trees’ does, writes Zama Ndlovu

SA needs widely acceptable elections boss

Steven Friedman
5 day(s) ago

If we care about democracy’s immediate future we will focus much more attention on who will replace Pansy Tlakula, writes Steven Friedman

White myopia fuels silent black anger

Thami Mazwai promo
5 day(s) ago

Continuing anger in the black community is one of the reasons people are not paying their rates and rents and support radical doctrines, writes Thami Mazwai

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